Apps WWDC 2018

Published on May 30th, 2018 | by Kirk Hiner

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Attend WWDC from home with Apple’s updated WWDC app

You may not have been one of the lucky developers selected to attend the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference June 5-8 in San Jose, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get access to the wealth of content available to attendees. Apple has just updated their WWDC app for tvOS and iOS, providing users with everything from news, to live video sessions to sample code.

The WWDC app serves two purposes. For attendees, it provides location information to help them find their way around the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, and it adds their pass to Wallet for faster check-in. This information can be passed to an Apple Watch, too, for even easier convention access.

The real benefits, however, are available to everyone, including those at home watching on their Apple TV. Perhaps the biggest attraction is that the keynote and sessions are streamed live, with WWDC videos from past years available as well. Sessions, labs and special events can be marked as favorites for easy access, and even the viewers at home can provide feedback on session content and speakers. Also, the latest news, notifications, and photos are posted throughout each day.

Of course, this has all been available through the app in the past. New to the WWDC app in 2018 are:

  • Videos are now front and center.
  • Topic-based organization of videos, sessions, and labs.
  • A significant redesign to make it simpler to find favorites and downloaded videos, sessions, and labs.
  • Access to resources, documentation, sample code, and related content.
  • Listings of related sessions, labs, and videos.

The WWDC app is available for free in the App Store. Visit developer.apple.com/wwdc/ for more information on WWDC, and be sure to visit BEST Apple TV next week for coverage of all Apple TV-related announcements.

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About the Author

has been writing for the Apple web since 1997, having served as editor of Applelinks and the Technology Tell Apple Channel. In addition to his work with BEST Apple TV, Kirk currently contributes to Mac Gamer HQ and Pure Nintendo. He lives with his wife and three children in small-town Ohio where the land is cheap and the air is (relatively) clean.



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